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Twenty-six years. 53,000 teachers. 46,000 alumni. Millions of kids. That's a lot of students, and a lot of people working in and out of the classroom to expand educational opportunities in America. And everyone's got a story. Here is the place to share them. Email us if you have a story to share.

 

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One Day
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
Alumni
June 21, 2017
Taylor Toynes is leading a movement to bring change and hope to Oak Cliff.
One Day
June 21, 2017
As oversight of New Orleans schools shifts once again, Kunjan Narechania knows that everyone is watching, and the stakes are high.
One Day
June 16, 2017
Brought to Texas as a child, Priscilla Aguilar Lumbreras had to be tenacious to get to where she is as a teacher. She's not giving up.
Education & Issues
June 13, 2017
Tim'm T. West, who heads Teach For America's LGBTQ+ Community Initiative, shares the progress made over the past three years and the work to be done in improving outcomes for LGBTQ students.
Alumni
June 13, 2017
The San Diego community law project that’s helping provide equal access to justice.
Education & Issues
June 7, 2017
Meet the student- and teacher-led literary-arts magazine connecting inner-city youth in Baltimore.
Education & Issues
June 5, 2017
Tatum Wilson (San Antonio '16) shares a story about the importance of being your authentic self in the classroom.
One Day
June 5, 2017
For a school leader in Denver, constructing a school meant springing teachers and students from classroom isolation and imagining a new approach to open space.
One Day
June 5, 2017
9th grader Naia is into her new school and its big plans for VR, AI, and student side hustles. Take the tour.
One Day
June 5, 2017
Achievement First Greenfield is what happened when a school network said its best wasn’t good enough. A new design comes alive.
One Day
June 5, 2017
Visit Mae Sariang, where 11 students traveled 7,700 miles to see if an American public school can deliver an immersive international education.
One Day
June 5, 2017
So maybe you wouldn’t or couldn’t do what these parents did. But their choices expand the way we think about learning.
One Day
June 5, 2017
Can machines replace teachers? Hardly. Can they automate chores and alter how teachers spend their precious time? A former teacher says it’s inevitable.
One Day
June 5, 2017
When we talk about innovation, we’re not arguing breakthroughs versus incrementalism. Advancing educational opportunity for all will come from both.
Education & Issues
June 2, 2017
John Stoneburner (Los Angeles '06) has compiled a few tips to help you stay healthy and well as you teach throughout the year.
Alumni
June 1, 2017
Andrea Woods (Phoenix, ’09) is a recent recipient of the 2017 PBS Digital Innovators Award representing the state of Missouri for her integration of technology in the classroom. She shares more about her interest to apply and how the award can help her students and fellow teachers.
Education & Issues
June 1, 2017
Latino Victory Project adds Teach For America alumna as political director.
One Day
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
Alumni
May 25, 2017
Veteran John Fails on how Teach For America helped define his career path in the nonprofit sector.

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